Queens Jam- Kuningatarhillo


Food & Culture by Foreigners in Finland
Photo by Mehri Riviere

Raspberry and Blueberry Jam

Berries are very popular in Scandinavian countries, and here in Finland as well. There are many varieties of jams made from a combination of berries, perhaps the most favorite is the Queen’s jam; its name perhaps manifests its popularity. This is an amazingly delicious jam made from the combination of raspberries and blueberries.

Here is a simple recipe of the Kuningatar-Hillo, which means Queen’s jam in Finnish.


Ingredients:

Half a kilo raspberries, fresh or frozen

Half a kilo blueberries, fresh or frozen

400 g (about 5 dl) jam sugar/Hillosokeri

0,5 dl water

For best results, use ripe and whole berries. And if you are using frozen berries, better to let them melt at room temperature before cooking them.


  1. Transfer the berries and water into a pot, cook it at low temperature slowly until it starts to boil, then add the jam-sugar.

  2. Keep the flame low, and cook for about 10 minutes.